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Announcement    *Please Read Prior To Ordering* You can now Save 10%* OFF by contacting Us directly at www.RefreshingArt.com or 417.319.4161

Due to the recent high demand of our artwork, our production times may vary. If you need a piece by a certain date, please contact us directly prior to ordering to ensure we can meet your deadline. Also, keep in mind to order accordingly to your location, as shipping times will differ. No shipping times are being guaranteed currently due to COVID-19 worker shortages. If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Free Shipping is to ONLY The contiguous continental United States (lower 48).

Welcome to our store here on Etsy. We excited to be able to share our Artwork with the World! We create our art pieces using different metals, with copper & silver being my favorites. All purchases come with a gift tag and a coupon for a future purchase directly through us, at www.RefreshingArt.com

The Creation Process -
We always start with hand-picked, quality materials such as solid copper, purchased from local businesses. Depending on the piece, we incorporate a variety of high-quality metals such as solid copper, brass, and silver. All pieces are then welded together using silver brazing rods and/or soft silver solder wire, both of which are the gold-standard in the construction industry.
Some of my artwork may have sharp points or edges. Please use caution when handling your artwork. Absolutely none of pieces are recommended for children. Unless noted in the description, my artwork is for interior decoration only.

As a short example,
Mark was at an art show many years ago in the St. Louis area. A Boeing engineer approached him about purchasing one of his large-scale crosses, made of solid copper and silver brazed together. The engineer complimented Mark on his use of materials and asked him if he understood the longevity of his pieces. He went on to say that due to the high-quality materials and production value Mark put into each piece, his art could last, untouched, for upwards of thousands of years.

Glass & Stone Spirit Trees -
In our Spirit Trees, we also incorporate pieces of glass and stone. The stone is locally sourced out of the heart of the Ozark Mountains and sealed using a 7-layer epoxy process. This brings out the deepest colors and protects against water and wear for years to come. Due to this sealing process, our Spirit Trees can be kept as good as new with only occasional dusting using a damp cloth. The wire, whether galvanic silver or copper, will have a natural patina process. Slowly, over time, the colors will deepen and shift, making our trees living creations that change with the years.

Our glass is sourced from a local shop in Northern Arkansas, famous for their decorative stained glass and colorful bottles. These pieces of slag glass are byproducts of their creation process that we reuse in our own artwork. As these are authentic pieces of refined glass, we do suggest being cautious with your care and handling. Though we do our best to polish our glass to minimalize sharp edges, there is still the possibility of harm or breakage due to rough handling.

Silver-Plated Artwork-
All of our silver-plated artwork, such as our Heart Clouds, Sugar Skulls, and some of our large-scale wall art, are made from authentic, vintage, silver-plated serving platters. We find each platter in antique shops and online from all over. Each has its own unique age, scroll-work, and history. Many we receive come from estate sales, with engravings of congratulations for past achievements and anniversaries. We wish to take these pieces that are no longer of use to their past owners and repurpose them into something beautiful that will continue to be loved and cherished into the future.

Ground Shipping will be handled by UPS or USPS. A gift note can always be included, please let us know when placing an order.

Customer feedback is especially important to the success of an artist. Please leave a review upon receipt of your art piece.

Feel free to contact Us for questions or concerns about your purchase.

Mark & Cierra
Refreshing Art Studio LLC
417.319.4161
www.RefreshingArt.com

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 25, 2021

*Please Read Prior To Ordering* You can now Save 10%* OFF by contacting Us directly at www.RefreshingArt.com or 417.319.4161

Due to the recent high demand of our artwork, our production times may vary. If you need a piece by a certain date, please contact us directly prior to ordering to ensure we can meet your deadline. Also, keep in mind to order accordingly to your location, as shipping times will differ. No shipping times are being guaranteed currently due to COVID-19 worker shortages. If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Free Shipping is to ONLY The contiguous continental United States (lower 48).

Welcome to our store here on Etsy. We excited to be able to share our Artwork with the World! We create our art pieces using different metals, with copper & silver being my favorites. All purchases come with a gift tag and a coupon for a future purchase directly through us, at www.RefreshingArt.com

The Creation Process -
We always start with hand-picked, quality materials such as solid copper, purchased from local businesses. Depending on the piece, we incorporate a variety of high-quality metals such as solid copper, brass, and silver. All pieces are then welded together using silver brazing rods and/or soft silver solder wire, both of which are the gold-standard in the construction industry.
Some of my artwork may have sharp points or edges. Please use caution when handling your artwork. Absolutely none of pieces are recommended for children. Unless noted in the description, my artwork is for interior decoration only.

As a short example,
Mark was at an art show many years ago in the St. Louis area. A Boeing engineer approached him about purchasing one of his large-scale crosses, made of solid copper and silver brazed together. The engineer complimented Mark on his use of materials and asked him if he understood the longevity of his pieces. He went on to say that due to the high-quality materials and production value Mark put into each piece, his art could last, untouched, for upwards of thousands of years.

Glass & Stone Spirit Trees -
In our Spirit Trees, we also incorporate pieces of glass and stone. The stone is locally sourced out of the heart of the Ozark Mountains and sealed using a 7-layer epoxy process. This brings out the deepest colors and protects against water and wear for years to come. Due to this sealing process, our Spirit Trees can be kept as good as new with only occasional dusting using a damp cloth. The wire, whether galvanic silver or copper, will have a natural patina process. Slowly, over time, the colors will deepen and shift, making our trees living creations that change with the years.

Our glass is sourced from a local shop in Northern Arkansas, famous for their decorative stained glass and colorful bottles. These pieces of slag glass are byproducts of their creation process that we reuse in our own artwork. As these are authentic pieces of refined glass, we do suggest being cautious with your care and handling. Though we do our best to polish our glass to minimalize sharp edges, there is still the possibility of harm or breakage due to rough handling.

Silver-Plated Artwork-
All of our silver-plated artwork, such as our Heart Clouds, Sugar Skulls, and some of our large-scale wall art, are made from authentic, vintage, silver-plated serving platters. We find each platter in antique shops and online from all over. Each has its own unique age, scroll-work, and history. Many we receive come from estate sales, with engravings of congratulations for past achievements and anniversaries. We wish to take these pieces that are no longer of use to their past owners and repurpose them into something beautiful that will continue to be loved and cherished into the future.

Ground Shipping will be handled by UPS or USPS. A gift note can always be included, please let us know when placing an order.

Customer feedback is especially important to the success of an artist. Please leave a review upon receipt of your art piece.

Feel free to contact Us for questions or concerns about your purchase.

Mark & Cierra
Refreshing Art Studio LLC
417.319.4161
www.RefreshingArt.com

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Uniquely Repurposed Metal Art

Mark is a refreshing, metal artist whose creativity has no limits. His previous career consisted of being a plumber & an electrician who had been in the construction industry for many years. He moved to his country home outside of Springfield, Missouri area in 2013 which allow him more time to do what he truly enjoys, creating his Art!

Mark always had an interest in working with metals. An important part of his creative process is the usage of recycled metals by repurposing and transforming them into new, inspiring works of art. He is a uniquely industrial & eclectic artist.

Each piece is made from his heart, and is inspired by his metaphysical lifestyle. Copper is his main forte in which he cuts, shapes, and manipulates to achieve the image that is in his mind. His artwork often consists of multiple mediums which are grouped around specific meanings.

When I first interviewed Mark, I asked him what he sees in his mind when he creates, and he told me, “in the beginning sometimes nothing, it just happens and I am awed by the mystery of how the creation occurs.” His mind reveals ideas that evolve into eclectic, edgy designs that appeal to all.

Music is another source of his inspiration. Some piece are influenced by a song which has lyrics that invoke an emotional reaction in his receptive mind. The intricate annealing, forming and brazing of materials expose this emotional connection. Mark's art evolves metaphorically in his imagination which then comes to fruition.

He creates with a deep passion that some may not see, but you will hear it, and come to understand it, as he explains the interesting stories and emotional meanings of his art. His designs speak for themselves and speak to the viewer. There isn't a wrong or a right message. Each person will take something a bit different from the same piece of art and he is excited about that.


Mark's artwork can be found all over the world. He has been featured in numerous magazines, newspaper articles and much more ... He has creations in over 57 different countries, a true World artist. Perfect imperfections make his art unique, exotic and daringly innovative.

R. Hill,
12/19/2017
St Louis Post Dispatch

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  • Mark Allen, Founder

    Creator, Photographer, Shipper

    The lead creator and Founder of RefreshingArt.com -Mark is the creative mind behind every piece here at Refreshing Art Studio LLC

  • Jazzy

    Head Of Security /guard Dog & Official Bone Chewer

    Jazzy plays an important role here at Refreshing Art... Don't let her soft, kind and loving looks fool you ....she's the best guard dog!

  • Cierra Pride

    CEO, Office Manager, Creation Partner

    I am so thankful to have become an integral part of Refreshing Art Studio llc. I will do my part to ensure our quality and customer service and to continue to improve into the future!

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